Why Are Women’s Rights No Longer a Priority for U.K. Foreign Policy?

Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against domestic violence, London, U.K., March 5, 2013 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).
Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against domestic violence, London, U.K., March 5, 2013 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).
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Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the status of women’s rights and gender equality in various countries around the globe. Theresa May became the second-ever female prime minister of the U.K. earlier this month, but a speech she gave in 2013 calling for the Human Rights Act to be scrapped has many wondering how women’s rights might change under her leadership. In an email interview, Andrea den Boer, a senior lecturer at the University of Kent, discusses the state of women’s rights in the U.K. WPR: What is the current status of women’s rights […]

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